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Winarsky is also not bashful about what the significance of Apple's adaptation of Siri technology would mean, calling it a "World-Changing" event:
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Make no mistake: Apple’s ‘mainstreaming’ Artificial Intelligence in the form of a Virtual Personal Assistant is a groundbreaking event. I’d go so far as to say it is a World-Changing event. Right now a few people dabble in partial AI enabled apps like Google Voice Actions, Vlingo or Nuance Go. Siri was many iterations ahead of these technologies, or at least it was two years ago. This is REAL AI with REAL market use. If the rumors are true, Apple will enable millions upon millions of people to interact with machines with natural language. The PAL will get things done and this is only the tip of the iceberg. We’re talking another technology revolution. A new computing paradigm shift.
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Mmm, sounds interesting. I can't wait to see what this is tomorrow, I could really use a friend I can talk to on the phone
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Real AI?

I doubt it.

Also, inb4geth
    
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Sounds a bit sensationalistic, however it's still a possibility. I'm not a big fan of Apple, but if this moves forward technology then I'm in support of it.
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I very much doubt it's significantly more advanced than Google voice commands.
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My Motorola Z6 had this but it failed. So far, many voice command systems don't work that well, I just hope Apple does it a bit better than the rest.
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I'm still skeptical.
 
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If Apple's going to dive in to this, they'll blow it out of the water, just like they've done with everything else they've released. Well, except the Apple TV.

But seriously, they don't release stuff that only partially works. I can't imagine this being on par with Google Voice, or anything similar that's been done - it'll be leagues above it.
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Real AI?

I doubt it.

Also, inb4geth

We have "real ai". All speech recognition is ai, no one is claiming htis thing is sentient. The advantage of the new system is it is being touted as significantly more versatile and robust than things the market currently has.

As for how well it actually works.......... we'll see.
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We have "real ai". All speech recognition is ai, no one is claiming htis thing is sentient. The advantage of the new system is it is being touted as significantly more versatile and robust than things the market currently has.

As for how well it actually works.......... we'll see.
So it's marketing, it's hardly really intelligent if it's anything like current "ai".
    
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If Apple's going to dive in to this, they'll blow it out of the water, just like they've done with everything else they've released. Well, except the Apple TV.

But seriously, they don't release stuff that only partially works. I can't imagine this being on par with Google Voice, or anything similar that's been done - it'll be leagues above it.
Regardless, it'll throw voice into the spotlight, which is definitely a good thing.
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